Patriot’s Day Grave Marking!

Patriots Day

Saturday, April 19, is a little-known holiday here in the south. It is Patriot’s Day, celebrated fervently in New England as the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 … the first battles of the Revolutionary War. This year, on the 239th anniversary of the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World, the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) in Cadiz will host a special Trigg County celebration of Patriot’s Day. We will mark the grave of an early settler in Trigg County, Private Miles Hollowell of the North Carolina Militia.

Hollowell, born in 1760, served in the Martin County Regiment in 1780-81. He fought gallantly in the well-known Battle of Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina. Several years after the war, he and his family relocated to what is now Trigg County. He received a pension for his service in the Revolution, lived a long, full life, and died here in 1843. He is buried in Larkins Cemetery, on PPool Road in northern Trigg County.

The Patriot grave marking ceremony will begin at 2:00. It will include SAR Compatriots in Revolutionary War uniform, a color guard, flag ceremony, and a musket salute. The Honorable John D. Minton, Jr., Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court, is a direct descendant of this Patriot, and will be attending and speaking at the ceremony. The public is welcome and encourage to attend.

Larkins Cemetery is easily locatable on Google Maps. It is located off of Hwy. 139 north toward Princeton (highway accessible directly from I-24). Turn east onto Adams Mill Road, then after approximately 1/4 mile, turn left onto P’Pool Road. The cemetery is on a hilltop to the right, behind a dilapidated cabin/house. There will be signage pointing up the driveway to the cemetery. If you have no difficulty walking, you can park along the P’Pool Road and walk up. Limited parking should be reserved for people with disabilities or health issues. You can find the location in Google Maps. Here is a screen capture of a map of the area:

Location of Larkins Cemetery

Location of Larkins Cemetery

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